South Thames College Group (inc Carshalton, South Thames and Kingston College) has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
This highly practical course is ideal if you're interested in film and video making. It encourages experimentation and creative development and includes all aspects of digital video and 16mm film making with a strong emphasis on the use of sound. There is digital and analogue editing using Final Cut Pro and Steenbeck editing tables. This course gives you a foundation in aspects of the moving image and sound, so you can understand current developments and deal with changes in technology. It will let you develop a portfolio of work that can be shown to potential employers or universities and other higher educational establishments.
Units include: (Year 1) Contextual studies; Research techniques; Practical skills for moving image production; Development of film and video editing; Fiction production; Sound design. (Year 2) Camera and lighting techniques; Film and video editing techniques; Motion graphics.
Assessment is through practical and written assignments, presentations, blogs and audio commentaries. You'll be given formative written and verbal feedback at key points in each unit to help guide you towards the successful completion of the qualification.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||South Thames College (Wandsworth)|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||48 points|
|A level||DD||In Creative Media, or related subjects.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP||In Creative Media, or related subjects.|
|Access to HE Diploma||P: 45 credits|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||To include English Language and Mathematics grade C/4 or above (or level 2 equivalent).|
Substantial relevant work experience will also be considered in lieu of qualifications.
Additional entry requirements
Suitable applicants will be required to attend a formal interview with the course leader - either in person or online.
All applicants to this course are required to submit a creative portfolio of their own work. The purpose of the portfolio submission is to evaluate your development as a creator and assess your ability to do well on the course. We look for evidence of the basic technical and cognitive skills you'll need to succeed.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||An overall band score of 6.0, with none of the four skills below 5.5.|
|Cambridge English Advanced||Level B2||B2 First, formerly known as Cambridge English: First (FCE).|
Students from outside the UK may be required to demonstrate their level of English by providing proof of an English language certificate or other qualification. This is particularly the case where a student: • is from a country where English is not an official/first language, or; • has previous qualifications which include English as a second language, or; • has previous qualifications which have not been studied through the medium of English. The approximate guideline minimum English level required for entry at level 4 is "B2" on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This roughly equates to: • IELTS - an overall band score of 6.0, with none of the four skills below 5.5, or; • B2 First, formerly known as Cambridge English: First (FCE) **Please note that other English language certificates/qualifications are available, and may be considered, and the College looks at each applicant on an individual basis.**
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£5100||Year 1|
Additional fee information
South Thames College Group (inc Carshalton, South Thames and Kingston College)
Kingston Hall Road
Clearing contact details
020 8918 7354
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
South Thames College Admissions
020 8918 7777